Submitted by Maxxer on 07. Dezember 2019
Finishing my call at 2AM, been working 110 hours this week, 2 last days from 7AM to midnight and from 7AM to 2AM because of everyone falling on ice. Yesterday morning I couldn’t get in the charging stations (2 of them always occupied by Volt users) so at 7PM I try to get in my car to move it to the charger but couldn’t open the door handle so I do my usual hit on the lever door to smash them open, then the windows were not going down because the windows were frozen. So I was outside in the freezing wind trying to get to open the door by forcing the window under the gaskets to charge at work before leaving for a 140 miles back and forth drive at -10 and couldn’t open charging port because it was frosted too. Had to pry it open with my fingernails to force it open. Temperature was -10 and was starting to get pretty much pissed.
When I get home from 93% to 37% SOC and plug at my 14-30 32A connector overnight at 3AM, the breaker goes off at 3:30AM and the alarm of the app didn’t wake me up so instead of waking up at 8AM with full charge, was at 39% and couldn’t go back to work, no superchargers within 80km range so I reported my cases to Sunday morning instead. Now I lowered to 25 A to preventing it to happen again and will get a new cable from another derivation from my main panel derivation with 2 x 200A instead of the 50A garage panel.
But since Lane Departure Avoidance helped me to stay on the road with the terrible visibility and the snowy conditions, I’ll call it fair and square.
First time I got pissed ever by my Model 3 coupled with Canada winter and had to ventilate, excuse me for wasting your time reading this. Once I move to California or Florida I won’t complain anymore.
Have a great day